Personal book reflection …

October 20th, 2020|

Personal book reflection … Book review of the month: October 2020 The Courage To Teach by Parker J. Palmer A book full of possibilities from which leaders, parents, mentors and teachers can learn.  Whilst focused on teachers the book can be applied further afield. Challenging the reader to consider their humanness and how technical training goes out of the window when the ‘person within’ shows up in the boardroom, home, workshop and/or classroom.  Acknowledging the deepest fears of diversity (recognising ours is not the only standpoint), conflict (when a different opinion emerges) and losing identity (losing a sense of [...]

Quote of the month

October 20th, 2020|

To get to the next level of greatness depends on the quality of the culture, which depends on the quality of the relationships, which depends on the quality of the conversations. Everything happens through conversations. Judith Glaser, Conversational Intelligence. “Teaching, like any truly human activity, emerges from one’s inwardness, for better or for worse. As I teach I project the condition of my soul onto my students, my subject, and our way of being together.” Parker J. Palmer, The Courage to Teach. “It’s only after you’ve stepped outside your comfort zone that you begin to change, grow, and transform.” Roy [...]

Poem of the month

October 20th, 2020|

Possibilities by Jennifer Bloom. Poet, singer and scholar Jennifer Bloom, shares powerful messages delivered with clarity and deep meaning. I invite you to sit back and enjoy this writing as sung by the author. May you take a moment to look for your rainbows today. This poem is a powerful message that demonstrates how humans  create a concept of themselves based on the  experience of the caregivers or in this case the lack of caregivers in our lives. It speaks to how we can chose to pay attention to what serves us. Poet’s EMOTIONAL Letter To [...]

Open forum discussions: Lockdown and Beyond

March 27th, 2020|

Supporting you and our community. Free open forum discussions to engage on issues that matter to you at this time. You will experience an intro or refresh to the “Deep Democracy” and “Compassionate communication” skills. Come practice, fine tune and learn - we invite you to take this opportunity to support yourself, friends and family with meaningful people-engagement skills. Contact for the zoom invitation details. Pick a time that suits you. Families and teams are welcome to come as a unit.   Day Date Time Tuesday 31st March 2020 15h30–16h30 Thursday 2nd April 2020 16h00-17h00 Tuesday 7th April 2020 [...]

Family Counselling and Mediation

March 26th, 2020|

Glynis Ratcliffe specialises in family & divorce mediation. She is a SAAM (South African Association of Mediators) registered and FAMSA (Families South Africa) trained counsellor with over 20 years’ experience. Her career started with trauma counselling at Edenvale SAPS after a horrendous murder of a family and she has since dealt with numerous trauma cases, counselling victims of murder, rape, domestic violence and kidnapping. While working through these cases, she was motivated to start counselling entire families in need and her services grew to include divorce mediation. Contact us for more information: